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  • Racism Hate Crimes In America - 1,338 words
    Racism & Hate Crimes In America Racism & Hate Crimes in America Blacks were introduced to American soil during the 17th and 18th centuries via the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by whips, chains, shackles, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legitimized by our government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was abolished. To this day, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite emancipation, desegregation, and integration; some would argue that the condition of African Americans in the United States is still one of a subservient nature. Federal law defines a hate crime as whenever a victim is attacked o ...
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  • Racism In America - 297 words
    Racism In America Racism In America Race is a socially constructed category. Society assigns races to people based on opinion and social experience. If races are socially constructed, then racism must also be an offshoot of race and derived from social experiences too. Racism, as defined by Websters New American Dictionary, is a belief that some races are by nature superior to others. Why is there racism in America today? There are two distinct schools of thought; the social psychologists and the sociological theorists. There are two social psychological theories. The scapegoat theory, that argues historically, members of the dominant group in the United States have harbored various frustrat ...
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  • Racism In America - 974 words
    Racism In America Racism is an institution in America. It has existed since our Nations beginning, and it is now woven into many facets of society. Historically, white males have held all of the power positions in society. White males were the doctors, lawyers, and policy makers. Although minorities hold some positions of power today, white males still hold the majority of them. Despite legislation that has attempted to alleviate inequality in America, The Department of Housing and Urban Development maintains that, "disparity in home ownership is still great"(Washington Post, p.E10). Housing secretary Andrew M. Cuomo cites home ownership rates of, "72.5% for whites, 45% for African-Americans ...
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  • Racism In America - 798 words
    Racism In America If someone asked you what it would be like to live in a perfect world, how would you reply? Many people might say something like, "A place without and arguments or fighting." Others might say "A place where there is not pollution." But, has anyone one ever thought to say, "A place without racism."? For some Americans, racism has never even crossed their minds. For others, it is something they have to live with everyday. In some societies in America, racism isnt even a factor, all citizens of the community get along. But, in other societies, racism is a case that could be life threatening. Racism, in definition, is "the belief that humanity is divided into stratified genetic ...
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  • Racism: The Precedent To Slavery In North America - 1,041 words
    Racism: The Precedent To Slavery In North America Racism: The Precedent to Slavery in North America In tracing the origins of slavery or racism in either sense, one must keep in mind that neither is an event or circumstance that occurred in North America in the 17th through 19th centuries. We must examine slavery as an institution and racism as a mentality defined by the oppressor, independent to the oppressed. Europeans who came to North America in the 17th century were predisposed to the institution of slavery. Slavery had long since been a proactive institution in South America. Africans were also slaves in Europe before 1619. Slave trades that preceded the Trans-Atlantic slave trade also ...
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